In response to:

Missouri Takes Lead Reducing Gun and Domestic Violence

Parker01 Wrote: Feb 11, 2013 3:22 PM
The best thing every state, county and municipality in these united States can do is shut down the Public Education System. That single move would take about three groups of individuals moving through a twelve year program of real education to cleanse the disease of public education from the people and it would go much further than any of this psycho-babble intervention, evaluation, rehab that society has tolerated and suffered from for the past 70 years. Discipline, values and a personal sense of decent, respect for others and a clear understanding of personal responsibility would do more to turn this nation around than anything else. Shut down the breeding ground of iniquity and you solve the problem(s).

Missouri House Bill 402 is a major step forward reducing gun violence, domestic violence, and other forms of serious violence. For decades, federal and state policy attempting to impact these growing problems failed because the policies were pointed in the wrong direction.

Substance abuse in the family is the leading factor and primary driver of many kinds of gun-related crimes, domestic violence, and other offenses.

Substance abuse is tightly bound to domestic violence. Three-quarters of serious domestic violence is associated with substance abuse at the time of violence (Fig 3). This statistic does not include substance abusers who...